Mr. Femi George, the president of Humanity Nigeria, has encouraged Nigerians to take the lead in environmental protection in order to safeguard the earth for future generations.
At an event in Lagos to commemorate a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest bottle waste collected by a team, George led the charge. Ikorodu South, Ikorodu North, Eti-Osa, Agege, Ajeromi Ifelodun, Mushin, and Shomolu were among the areas where the exercise took place.
In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which promote a healthy world and a sustainable future for all, Recyclan Global Services Limited and Humanity Nigeria, in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, embarked on a 30-day recovery and recycling of 400 metric tonnes of plastic bottle waste across the state.
George, who is also the Creative Director for a Guinness World Record attempt for the most amount of bottle garbage collected by a team for recycling, said the 30 days of an environmental month in Lagos State were dedicated to environmental sanitation.
The goal is to distinguish Nigeria as an environmentally conscious country. Nigeria has the potential to become a global leader in environmental protection. Every country must contribute its fair share to the United Nations’ endeavor to keep the Earth secure (UN). Imagine the chaos if the plastic garbage collected by the nine local governments is allowed to choke the drainage systems.
George urged corporate and community-based organizations, as well as government and non-governmental organizations, to volunteer to help save the planet. He claims that volunteerism is very low in Nigeria, particularly among young people. They have to hire street urchins to clean the environment, and some of the plastics have been stolen or set on fire, so he hopes the government would address the issue of Area Boys and rehabilitate them.
Nduka Osubor, a Recyclan representative, stated that the environmental issues and dangers that plastic bottles provide to environmental sustainability and corporate survival cannot be overstated. As a result, such efforts in extracting elements that cause a great deal of harm and degradation are rather honorable, and they collaborate with other organizations to make this endeavor.
The public has to be aware of the threats that these pollutants pose to marine life. Plastics do not degrade when burned, and they end up in the soil, posing a threat to people and the environment.